Over the past decade, health coaching has become a billion dollar industry in the U.S.—$6 billion in fact! With 86% of the nation’s $2.7 trillion annual healthcare expenditures attributed to people with chronic and mental health conditions, the need for health coaching is apparent. In addition to a private service, corporate health coaching continues to gain traction in the workplace.
At Wellworks For You, we’ve been helping companies of all shapes and sizes implement health coaching to reduce healthcare costs, improve workplace morale, lower absenteeism, and establish stress management strategies.
A Closer Look at Exactly How Corporate Health Coaching Benefits the Workplace
It’s no wonder corporate health coach jobs are in high demand. Employers have reported upwards of $153 billion in annual loss of productivity due to missed work by employees with chronic disease. Some of the most common chronic diseases are also modifiable conditions. Heart disease, stroke, arthritis, obesity, and certain types of cancer are among the most prevalent chronic disease in the U.S.
Corporate health coaching programs can help remedy and prevent modifiable chronic diseases. Health coaches provide accountability and consistent encouragement through a one-on-one, personalized approach. Since these professionals are trained in a wide variety of wellness areas, they’re able to aid employees in making positive, lasting lifestyle changes. Transformations are achieved through personalized instruction, which may include:
- Fitness and nutrition guidance
- Stress elimination tools and strategies
- Weight management goals and practices
- Smoking cessation programs and resources
- Meal and grocery prep advice
- Controlling blood pressure and cholesterol tips
The work-related stress component of corporate health coaching is especially important, as recent data reflects that the most costly excess healthcare costs are attributed to stress-oriented job demands, totaling $46 billion in annual healthcare costs.
Studies show that people who participate in corporate wellness programs with a health coach component are better able to identify stress initiators, both externally and internally. Employees can also learn how to develop effective solutions and make necessary changes to maintain positive results.
Health coaches provide employees with an open, listening, knowledgeable ear—someone who can be objective while offering expert guidance on how to execute better health and wellness decisions. In fact, participants of the Wellworks For You corporate health coaching program often report feeling much more in control of their emotions and circumstances following a session with their wellness coaches.
How Corporate Health Coaching Works
You may have heard of virtual health coach companies. In addition to hands-on health coaching, some companies offer telephonic or web-based health coaching services.
At Wellworks For You, we have three program options:
- Onsite Health Coaching
A certified health coach provides one-on-one private sessions onsite, with pricing determined by quantity and frequency of onsite visits.
- Telephonic Health Coaching (Incentivized Inbound)
Health coaching sessions are included as part of an existing employee wellness incentive program. Pricing is based on the number of anticipated telephonic coaching sessions.
- Telephonic Health Coaching (Risk Management Strategy)
This coaching strategy is only available when used in conjunction with the Know Your Number Assessment or other risk assessment tool. Pricing is determined by the number of expected coaching calls conducted per year.
All health coaches that work with Wellworks For You are certified, trained, and equipped to impact your employees in positive ways and help them discover new and better lifestyle choices.
In addition to corporate health coaching, Wellworks For You offers a variety of employee wellness programs designed for companies of all sizes, all over the world. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us today or call us now at 800-425-4657!